Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Trying out some chalks - drawing of woman looking into light

I did this one on grey toned paper - Strathmore -working with some General's compressed pastels - black, white, sanguine, sepia - that I found while going through my supplies. (Oh, the stuff I haven't even uncovered yet!)   I really enjoyed sketching with them.  They will work beautifully on a more finished drawing, too, but I love leaving things a little raw.  Thanks for looking!

10 comments:

hmuxo said...

Leaving it raw is so "artsy" and honestly the way most people like it. I like the sketch and just the splashes of colors on her face!!! Beautiful work, Connie...

John Simlett said...

This one really works, so much feeling in those eyes, and the touch of colour is masterful. First class, Connie, wonderful work.

Jane said...

You really know how to make portraits come to life without ever overworking it, great work on yes and lips.

Jeff Oxley said...

This is nice Connie. I really think less is more in most things..
It's much easier to ruin a good piece by over-working rather than under-working it. imho :)

Aimeslee W. said...

Stunning! xoxo

Connie Chadwell said...

Thank you, Aimeslee!

Connie Chadwell said...

Thank you, Jeff - you are right, as always! Glad you stopped by!

Connie Chadwell said...

Thank you very much, Jane - so happy you dropped by!

Connie Chadwell said...

Hi Hilda - love your comment - thank you so much!

Connie Chadwell said...

Hi John - thanks so much for your comment - always happy to hear from you!